Domaine Jean Grivot Richebourg Grand Cru 2013 (Cote de Nuits, France) - [WA 96] [JM 96] [BH 96] [VM 95+]

Domaine Jean Grivot Richebourg Grand Cru 2013
(Cote de Nuits, France) - [WA 96] [JM 96] [BH 96] [VM 95+]

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Notes From the Winemaker:
This plot was acquired by my father, Jean, in 1984 and produces rich, powerful, complex wines with good length on the palate and very good cellaring potential. It is one of the best plots in Vosne-Romanée and Burgundy.

In his book Côte d'Or published in 1997 Clive Coates writes « Richebourg is undisputably the best of the non-monopoly grands crus of Vosne. It is fuller, fatter, richer, more intense and generous, but more masculine and long-lasting than Romanée-Saint-Vivant. At its best it can offer an explosion of flavours: coffee and chocolate when young, violets when mature; all within a cornucopia of small black and red fruits. I count some Richebourgs among the greatest Burgundies I have ever tasted. 'Sumptuous', said Camille Rodier more than sixty years ago. How I agree! »

Ratings & Reviews

96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Tasted blind at the Burgfest tasting in Beaune, the 2013 Richebourg Grand Cru has a slightly smudged bouquet at the moment, though there is impressive purity here and it gains delineation in the glass: red cherries, wild strawberry and a touch of orange rind. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit. There is a fine line of acidity that lends this the tension it needs to offset the concentration. Tightly coiled and backward on the structured finish, give this 5-7 years to mellow into what will surely be an outstanding Richebourg. Tasted September 2016." - Neal Martin (30th Nov 2016)

96 Points - Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy:
Very pure nose, dense bright purple, so backward, with that lovely mineral crunch behind. It keeps building even though the detail is not there. This will be an exceptionally good example of what is currently a slightly unfavoured vintage.

93-96 Points - Allen Meadows Burghound:
This undoubtedly possesses the most floral nose with its notes of lilac, violet and rose petal along with a broad range of spice elements adding nuance to the dark berry fruit liqueur aromas. There is superb volume and intensity to the pungent mineral-driven and imposingly-scaled flavors that exude focused power on the extract-rich and beautifully well-detailed finale. Like the Echézeaux this is an explosively long wine but as good as it is, and it is indeed superb, this is flat out great. As I have consistently underscored with the Grivot '13s though do not buy this wine in the hopes of instant, or even early, gratification as the Riche is going to require a very long snooze in a cool cellar.

95+ Points - Vinous:
"Bright dark red. Precise, high-pitched aromas of red cherry, raspberry, licorice and mint. Utterly spherical, fine-grained wine with outstanding intensity; conveys a powerful impression of force but without any hardness or brutality. The pungent red berry flavors are complicated by suggestions of leather and game and given further punch by strong underlying minerality. Finishes with big, broad, building tannins that will require patience. Boasts outstanding inner-mouth tension and energy, but the sensuality of Vosne-Romanée is also on display here. A great showing. " - Stephen Tanzer (Mar 2016)